Corey Rogers’ mother asked for “the strictest penalty possible” and the Crown wants the special constables responsible for his death to be incarcerated for two years each, but the civilian booking officers’ defence lawyers are asking the judge for no prison time at all. Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Kevin Coady heard those competing arguments […]
The city planner called it “unique,” the developer “unprecedented,” and the councillor for the area said he hoped it would be the first of many. A third of the units in an eight-storey Bedford Highway apartment building, approved Tuesday evening at a virtual meeting of the Halifax and West Community Council, will rent for 30% […]
Halifax-district RCMP say they were called to Atlantic Splash Adventure in Lucasville this week about a firearm — the day before the water park announced it was closing for the season. In a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon, the park formerly known as Atlantic Playland said it was closing for the season: IMPORTANT UPDATE: Today […]
The community council representing the Dartmouth side of the harbour approved next steps for two projects and gave its final stamp of approval for another at a virtual meeting this week. The Harbour East Marine Drive Community Council met virtually on Thursday evening. Like many committee meetings during the pandemic, the meeting was not open...
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced Thursday he’s stepping down. After 17 years in public office and seven as premier, McNeil made the surprise announcement during a post-cabinet news conference: Seventeen years is a long time, and it’s long enough. Today I’m announcing I will be stepping down and leaving public office. I have informed […]
Halifax Regional Police want at least $40,000 in fees in order to hand over five years worth of data on people placed in their cells. That’s part of the response to a request from the Halifax Examiner through the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPOP). There’s been heightened scrutiny of the cells […]
The city’s design review committee has rejected advice from planning staff and approved an application from Southwest Properties for a 16-storey building on the waterfront. The site is known as the Cunard lot — located on the waterfront along Lower Water Street between Morris and Bishop streets, next to Southwest’s Bishop’s Landing condo development. It’s...
The RCMP are brushing off explosive evidence in the mass shooting case unsealed in court this week, in a lengthy statement released on Thursday. On Monday, a Nova Scotia judge ordered that some of the redactions in search warrant documents related to the RCMP’s investigation into the events of April 18/19 be un-redacted. The ruling […]
A Halifax-area taxi driver will remain off the job pending a sexual assault charge after council’s appeals standing committee denied his licence suspension appeal on Wednesday. Navneet Jaggi, 57, was charged with sexual assault on June 25 and the municipality’s licensing authority suspended his taxi driver’s and owner’s licences the same day. He appealed the...
There will be a public inquiry into April’s mass shooting in Nova Scotia after all. Following significant public protest, statements from multiple Liberal MPs in opposition to an independent review, and a challenge from Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey, federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair announced his government is launching a public inquiry. “We […]